Fermilab contractors have successfully commissioned a system that will move 800,000 tons of rock to create space for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment’s detectors in South Dakota. Excavation crews will transport the rock from a mile underground to the surface using refurbished mining infrastructure and the newly constructed conveyor system.
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
From the Black Hills Pioneer, March 25, 2021: Ross Hoists will power the excavation of 800,000 tons of waste rock and serve as the conveyance for people, materials and equipment underground of the DUNE at LBNF.
Dr. Kirsty Duffy talks about how we can see the invisible with detectors. She shares the bizarre story of the first neutrino detector: Project Poltergeist. Plus, MicroBooNE scientist Katrina Miller shows us the materials used to build modern detectors — and what scientists see when a neutrino finally says hello.
From Andina (Peru), March 22, 2021: Read more about the participation of Peruvian engineer Juan Vega from the Directorate of Astronomy and Space Sciences (DIACE) of the Peruvian Space Agency in the development of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment managed by Fermilab.
From Construction and Engineering, March 16, 2021: A construction and engineering short view on the development of DUNE and the impressive engineering and excavation process involving hundreds of thousands of tons of rock almost a mile below the surface.
From the Oxford University Department of Physics, March 16, 2021: Oxford University explores the potential of the DUNE experiment and how it could unlock the mysteries of matter and how it was formed in our universe.